The First Wakanda Story

Amazingly, in the wake of the hugely successful BLACK PANTHER film and the impact it carried worldwide, people around the globe now know and recognize the name Wakanda as that of the fictional African nation which was never conquered, and which is protected from all outside forces by the lineage of the Black Panther. The … Continue reading The First Wakanda Story

SHOWCASE #50 and the Non-History of Yankee Doodle Dandy

This one isn't about a comic book feature that saw print but rather one that didn't--at least not in its original intended form. SHOWCASE was the round-robin series that would move from editor to editor throughout the DC stable, each of whom was expected to debut some new feature within its pages as a try-out … Continue reading SHOWCASE #50 and the Non-History of Yankee Doodle Dandy

Perfect Game – BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS, Book One

This is, I think, one of the most discussed comic book stories of all time, so I don't know that I'm going to have a whole lot that's new to add to the conversation. What I can bring to the table is some personal perspective. I would have been 19 years old in 1986 when … Continue reading Perfect Game – BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS, Book One

Blah Blah Blog – The Rules

A post from my old Marvel blog outlining the conditions for readers to post responses to my content. The spirit of these rules still persists, though not these conditions specifically, as we are no longer on Marvel.com. The Rules July 3, 2008 | 1:00 AM | By Tom_Brevoort | In General It seems like the … Continue reading Blah Blah Blog – The Rules

BHOC: MARVEL TALES #80

This issue of MARVEL TALES was another book that I got out of a 3-Bag from a department store or toy store. It reprinted AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #99, a story that I've seen an argument for being the Silver Age end of the story begun in AMAZING FANTASY #15. Scripter Stan Lee would write one more … Continue reading BHOC: MARVEL TALES #80

Doctor Who: Village of the Angels

I may be in the minority here, but I am not a huge fan of the Weeping Angels. I agree that they were the centerpoint of one of the best single episodes of the new series, "Blink", which was genuinely scary and well put together. The problem is that the attributes of the Angels as … Continue reading Doctor Who: Village of the Angels